State of Good Repair in an Era of Climate Change

Sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration,
in collaboration with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 9:15 am - 11:15 am
Room 283 - 285, Second Level, Convention Center
APTA Annual Meeting & EXPO 2011 New Orleans, LA

Floods, heat waves, hurricanes, wildfires, and sea level rise threaten the state of good repair of transit assets and infrastructure. Weather records already show a worsening of these phenomena and robust climate science projects these trends to accelerate. Already struggling with bringing transit assets up to a state of good repair in the face of tight budgets, how do transit agencies respond to this threat? Come learn about state-of-the art risk management tools and what transit agencies in the lead are doing to respond. This is the second in a series of FTA workshops on climate change adaptation.

Workshop Summary

Workshop Agenda and Presentations:

Introductory Remarks: Therese McMillan, FTA Deputy Administrator

Keynote SpeakerDiana Ritter, Managing Director, New York MTA